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corbie

(ˈkɔːbɪ; Scottish ˈkɔːrbɪ)
n
(Animals) a Scot name for raven1, crow1
[C15: from Old French corbin, from Latin corvīnus corvine]
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Her second song (later titled "The King's Ae Son") is a ballad strongly resembling "The Twa Corbies," the grimmer Scots version of the English traditional ballad "Three Ravens.
Sheriff-Substitute Shortreed (a cheerful hearty little man, with a sparkling eye and a most infectious laugh) gave us Dick o' the Cow, or Now Liddesdale has ridden a Raid; his son Thomas (Sir Walter's assiduous disciple and assistant in Border Heraldry and Genealogy) shone without a rival in The Douglas Tragedy and The Twa Corbies.
Corbies sweet shop and Walter Wilsons grocers were also at the top of Church Road.
About two dozen corbies, the Scottish name for the hooded crow, were clustered around one of their number that seemed to be in distress.
It was hooked on a self-tied, gold-bodied Willie Gunn fly and played on a 15ft rod from the boat in Bemersyde's Top Corbies pool.